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Playa Del Carmen and Mexico’s Best Chicken Shop

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Playa Del Carmen is just an hour down the coast from Cancun and is a much more compact town. All of the beaches are public and there is a small walking street called 5th Avenue filled with shops, restaurants and bars. Our hotel was just a few blocks back from the beach in more of a local area with much…

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Cancun and a First Taste of Mexico

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You may have noticed we haven’t posted as much about food on this trip. Sadly, apart from Ceviche, the cuisine in South America just didn’t live up to the standards of Asia and it was so unhealthy! At first it seems great but a few weeks of eating only fried food and carbs with absolutely no flavour in any dish…

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Medellín – The Former Most Dangerous City In The World

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Medellín is an example of progress. It has gone from being the most dangerous city in the world in the late 80s-90s at the height of the drug cartel’s reign of terror and subsequent paramilitary takeover, to being crowned the world’s most innovative city in 2012.

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Salento And The Coffee Region

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Salento is the dream. A cute colourful town, cobblestone streets, with a pretty plaza and bars filled with cowboys, situated right in the middle of Colombia’s coffee region. We fell in love as soon as we got there and by the end of our stay it was one of our favourite places in South America.

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3 Days in Sydney on a Budget

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Sydney isn’t the cheapest city to visit, especially on a backpacker budget, but with a little effort it can still be enjoyed and doesn’t have to break the bank. Below are some tips on how we saved money.

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Bintang time in Bali

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“They say If you like Kuta, you need to go home” is what Jimmy, our host on the Island of Gili Air in Lombok said upon meeting. We told him we’d just spent a week there, the Magaluf of Bali – full of young, wild Australian tourists.

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Penang – City of Food and Culture

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We were excited to come to Penang, mainly because of its reputation for great street food. Anyone we’d spoken to or anything we’d read online raved about the hawker stalls and food courts. And it hasn’t let us down. Compared to street food elsewhere in Asia this place is on another level. We have also made a new discovery…the joy…

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Nasi Lemak

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We couldn’t leave Penang without trying Malaysia’s national dish, Nasi Lemak. Traditionally eaten for breakfast and often seen wrapped in banana leaf parcels in food courts and on the the street.

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Tandoori Chicken @ Little India, Penang

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Little India in Georgetown is a lively, vibrant neighbourhood with some fantastic food options. Walking down the road we saw this guy come out of the butchers with a large bowl of marinated chicken and it looked so good we decided to follow him to his restaurant.

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Char Koay Teow

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Just down the road from our hotel is Kimberly Street, where in the evening dozens of Hawkers set up their stalls. Right outside Sin Guat Keong Coffee Shop is a Char Koay Teow stall – rice noodles fried up with shrimp, egg, beansprouts and chilli. I have to say this was the tastiest noodle dish I’ve had the entire time…

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